Tap Sync and Other Questions

CandC540CandC540 Registered User
Sorry, I'm new here. I have a Hog2PC and have been having a fun time learning how to use it. I would upgrade to Hog3, but don't have the money to do so right now, so I'm stuck using the Hog2PC.

I know that there was a Tap Sync feature that got implemented in the Hog3 OS, but is there a simple way to sync your lights to a live performance on a Hog2PC. Example is when doing lights for a DJ. Is there a way that I can make the light's movements sync to the music. With my junky little DMX controller made by ADJ I could tap sync, but there seems to be no way of doing this with the Hog2PC. Any suggestions to accomplish this or something similar would be appreciated.

Speaking of running live shows, say that I have a cue that has a bunch of fixtures with rotating gobos, is there a way that I can slow down those fixture's gobo rotation during playback. I don't know if this can be done using a fader or something, but I would like to be able to do this. It would be handy when a DJ is playing a tune and all of the sudden there's a change in tempo (like a 50-75% change) and you want to slow the rotation of the gobos, is there a way to do this?

Also, what's the best way of making a cue to move all of your lights in a half circle pattern then stopping the lights until the go button is pushed and it will go to the next cue which will probably be a reversal of what they just did. I know about the effects engine, but I can't make it do what I want.

Comments

  • justinpmajustinpma Registered User
    edited February 2007
    for the rotate gobo, I know a way but you have to save only the rotate channel into 1 fader and set the fader to 'crossfade IFCB' on the option of the selected fader, that will control the saved paremeter level by the fader.

    in the EFX there's 2 circle. one is '<circle' another one is '<circle'
    make a good setting on the size. I think you'll be able to archieve what you want.
    however, I don't think you can use crossfade on the circle, because hog2 can't control non dmx parameter by fader crossfade
    like the time,size,rate, speed etc.
    If you use circle EFX on a fader set to crossfade IFCB, it'll be controlling the overall size of the pan or tilt.
    this only work for hog3
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited February 2007
    There is no tap sync with the ol' H2

    However you can change the rate of cues, cuelists, and the whole console by holding down the Choose key and spinning the appropiate encoder.

    This only works on H2. In H3 you can only change rate this way with a chase......for now;) :poke:
  • AndrisAndris Registered User
    edited February 2007
    In H3 you can only change rate this way with a chase......for now;) :poke:

    You can't change FX engine rate via choose+encoder on h3?
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Hi Andris,

    Nope.....not yet anyways. I know it's been logged for quite some time now though.:poke: :poke:
  • CandC540CandC540 Registered User
    edited February 2007
    So, I found the chase option and see BPM and when set to 140 for example it runs too fast, so say you want it to run on every other beat, is there a way to do that other than changing the rate to 70? and if you want it every 4th beat do you have to set it to 35 or can you put some command line entry in to adjust it or maybe a macro to get the value of the chase and then cut it in half divide it by 4?
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited February 2007
    You could write keystroke macros on H2 that would do this....but be careful b/c if you do it wrong it can royally foul up your whole show.

    FYI I used this method all the time when I worked in clubs with H2, so I know it can be done, just make sure you understand what you are doing when you build as well as fire the macro.
  • CandC540CandC540 Registered User
    edited February 2007
    What the heck would a macro like that even look like? I can't even begin to think about how it would be done. This is probably one of those can be done, but undocumented features.
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